Regarding sex education: no secrets!’ – Albert Einstein
As you know, children love asking questions.
Questions, after all, lead to answers. And answers, to knowledge.
However, answers can often come from unreliable sources and contain incorrect information about important issues – issues such as sex and sexuality.
This is why it is so important for parents to take the lead when it comes to their children’s sexual education.
By making the wise choice to confidently (and comfortably) step into the role of your children’s primary sex educator, you ensure that the information they receive is correct, age-appropriate, and delivered in a loving way.
Having presented a talk called ‘How and When to Tell Kids About the Birds and the Bees’ to thousands of parents, I know that many parents were – by virtue of their own parents’ reluctance to address sexual topics – led to believe that these topics were taboo. As a result, these parents (as kids) were left to find out about sex and sexuality in other ways. Now, older and wiser, these parents wished to find a gentle way to approach sexual topics with their children.
Are you also looking for a special, gentle way to speak about the ‘birds and the bees’ with your children?
Perhaps you have questions you would like to ask about children’s sexual education.
I have put together this easy-to-follow guide to help you on your journey to becoming a confident sex educator to your children: Sexual Education for Children Q & A (Parents’ Most Frequently Asked Questions About Their Children’s Sexual Education).
You can also download my booklet How to Tell Your Kids About the Birds and the Bees here.
And, if you are looking to add another dimension to your children’s sexual education, try these fun books you can read with your kids:
- Easy Answers to Awkward Questions (for children 8-12)- this book is in the 20th reprint and will only be available end of July
- Where Do I Come From? (for children 4-8)
Remember that we, like our children, are here to learn. Let the process of educating your kids about sex and sexuality be an opportunity to learn more about your children and their special world.
- would like more guidance
- wish to work through unhealthy perceptions of sex and sexuality you picked up as a child
- are concerned about any behaviour you noticed in your child.
- Are interested to get me to do the talk at your kids school? I offer the talk in both the Winelands and Gauteng.
Let’s empower our children!
From my heart to yours,